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 Uniformed Public Services

Interested in a Public Service career?
Would you enjoy working with people in different and testing situations?
Would you like a job that is always different and exciting?

Through our long-established industry connections with all public service disciplines, our qualified and experienced staff will prepare you for your future employment or higher education opportunities.

From being upside down in a kayak, camping, rock climbing and learning military foot drill to studying security, diversity and politics, leadership and teamwork, come to Boston College and grow into your future.
Successful completion of a UPS Level 3 course, could lead on to studying an HND, Foundation Degree or BA Hons Degree in a variety of subjects such as:

Criminology, Dental Nursing, Law, Military Studies, Psychology, Paramedic Studies, Teaching/Education and Witness Protection.

You can also go on to a variety of careers in services such as:

Air Force, Ambulance, Fire and Police Services, Armed Forces, UK Border Agency, Prison Service, Royal Navy, Security Services and Voluntary Organisation.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Uniformed Public Services student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Jo Wright, Programme Area Manager for Uniformed Public Services by emailing

Case studies

Jogita Masane

I started studying ESOL Level 1 at Boston College and have worked my way up to Uniformed Public Services Level 3. I’m hoping to become a Police Officer, and my first step to this is by joining the Specials. Read more...

Joe Nicholls

Ever since the age of 14, I’ve wanted to be a Marine, so coming to Boston College to study Uniformed Public Services was the way to go for me. Read more...

Department news

Boston College Students Gain Valuable Experience from Police Training Exercise

Boston College recently welcomed Lincolnshire Police as members of the police force and student officers worked with Uniformed Public Services students as part of their ongoing assessments.


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